With so many tricks, tutorials, YouTube videos and foolproof products available, the mystique of contouring is finally starting to wear off. And, while we’re seeing more and more one-stop-shop contouring kits popping up that make life a lot easier, they’re not the only solutions to creating perfectly chiseled complexions. In fact, a few basic products work just as well, and they don’t always have to break the bank. We’ve got a range of contouring products that will fit any wallet!
Who says you need bunch of fancy tools and a painter’s palette to accomplish a proper contour? Grab yourself a concealer stick that’s two shades darker than your skin tone and swipe it along the hollows of your cheekbones. Blend with a makeup sponge and you’ve got yourself some supermodel cheekbones for the bargain price of $9!
If you’re not into using a concealer, try a matte-finish foundation stick! For just about the same price point, try a foundation that’s two shades darker than your natural skin tone and apply it to your cheekbones, along your forehead, jawline and sides of your nose, using an angled brush. A natural-looking contour for $8.99? Count us in.
While palettes do make the process a whole lot easier, they can get pretty pricey! This $25 set includes every contour color you’d ever need to define your features. And once you run out of a shade, you can swap the single pan out for a new one instead of having to buy the whole set again!
We love a good three-in-one beauty product. The $32 Naked Flushed trio includes bronzer, highlighter and blush in one little package for the perfect balance of contoured and glowing.
It doesn’t get much more convenient than a dual-ended contouring and illuminating stick that can fit in your purse (because you never know when you might want to touch up on-the-go, right?). For $36, you can contour with the utmost precision and very little effort. With this much ease, our cheekbones will never again go un-sculpted!
Want to contour without the mess or the fuss? Just reach for a matte bronzer like this one. The crème de la crème of bronzers, (that’s about $55 a pop) gives you a perfectly sculpted (yet natural) finish that will have everyone fawning over your newfound bone structure.